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1992

The Fate of Liberty: Abraham Lincoln and Civil Liberties

by Neely, Mark E.

One of America's leading authorities on Lincoln wades straight into this controversy, showing just who was jailed and why, even as he explores the whole range of Lincoln's constitutional policies.

Selected Poems

by Tate, James

An award-winning gathering of exquisite poems by a celebrated poet.

1991

Rabbit at Rest

by Updike, John

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Howells Medal, and the National Book Critics Circle Award In John Updike's fourth and final novel about Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom, the hero has acquired a Florida condo, a second grandchild, and a troubled,

The Ants

by Wilson, Edward O. and Holldobler, Bert

Jackson Pollock: An American Saga

by Smith, Gregory W. and Naifeh, Steven W.

A tour-de-force of psychoanalytic biography, this controversial book explores Pollock's Oedipal relationship with his mother and his latent homosexuality.

A Midwife's Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812

by Ulrich, Laurel Thatcher

Drawing on the diaries of a midwife and healer in eighteenth-century Maine, this intimate history illuminates the medical practices, household economies, religious rivalries, and sexual mores of the New England frontier.

1990

The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love

by Hijuelos, Óscar

A Pulitzer Prize-winning, bestselling sensation, the Mambo Kings play an encore in this reissue timed for the Warner Brothers big-screen adaptation.

And Their Children After Them

by Williamson, Michael Z. and Maharidge, Dale

This book describes about the families engaged in cotton farming in Alabama during the period 1936 to 1986 in the eyes of a reporter and a photographer who visited the place after the Great Depression as a part of Farm Security Administration team.

Machiavelli in Hell

by Grazia, Sebastian De

After giving an engrossing account of Machiavelli's childhood and period of personal crisis that followed his imprisonment and torture, the book turns to an examination of The Prince. 1989 Pulitzer Prize for Biography.

In Our Image: America's Empire in the Philippines

by Karnow, Stanley

Traces the history of the Philippines, discusses the influence of Spain and the United States, and looks at the problems facing the Philippines today.

The World Doesn't End: Prose Poems

by Simic, Charles

These sometimes bizarre and often funny prose poems won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1990 for Simic, who was appointed Poet Laureate in 2007.

1989

Breathing Lessons

by Tyler, Anne

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Anne Tyler's The Beginner's Goodbye.

A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam

by Sheehan, Neil

Vann, a field advisor to the Army during the Vietnam War, told reporters, including the author, on what really was going on in the field. 1989 Pulitzer Prize winner for non-fiction.

Oscar Wilde

by Ellmann, Richard

The biography sensitive to the tragic pattern of a great subject: Oscar Wilde - psychologically and sexually complicated, enormously quotable, central to a alluring cultural world and someone whose life assumed an unbearably dramatic shape.

Parting the Waters: America in the King Years (1954-63)

by Branch, Taylor

The first volume of a three book series on the civil rights movement during the 1950's and 60's.

1988

Beloved

by Morrison, Toni

Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby.

The Making of the Atomic Bomb

by Rhodes, Richard

Fascinating, well written story of people, history, science and how the atomic bomb came to be.

Look Homeward: A Life Of Thomas Wolfe

by Donald, David Herbert

Thomas Wolfe, one of the giants of twentieth-century American fiction, is also one of the most misunderstood of our major novelists.

Launching of Modern American Science, 1846-1876

by Bruce, Robert V.

To American science, 1846 brought the Smithsonian Institution, the Yale Scientific School, and the arrival of Louis Agassiz; and 1876 brought the American Chemical Society and Johns Hopkins University.

1987

A Summons to Memphis

by Taylor, Peter

Philip has a new life in New York but is returned to the petty meddling of his family when his two spinster sisters call upon him to help them ruin their eighty-one-year-old father's wedding plans.

Arab and Jew: Wounded Spirits in a Promised Land

by Shipler, David K.

Pulitzer Award winner. The Jew according to Arab is brutal, violent coward; the Arab, to the Jew is a primitive creature of animal vengeance. This book delves into origins of prejudices that have been intensified by war, terrorism and nationalism.

Bearing the Cross: Martin Luther King, Jr. , and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference

by Garrow, David J.

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Based on more than 700 recorded conversations, including interviews with all of King's closest surviving associates, this is a powerful portrait of Martin Luther King Jr. and the movement to which he dedicated himself.

Thomas And Beulah: Poems

by Dove, Rita

Story told in poems of the African Amarican poet's grandparents' marriage, migration to Akron, Ohio. Pulitzer Prize 1987.

1986

Lonesome Dove

by Mcmurtry, Larry

A love story, an adventure, and an epic of the frontier, Larry McMurtry's Pulitzer Prize-- winning classic, Lonesome Dove, the third book in the Lonesome Dove tetralogy, is the grandest novel ever written about the last defiant wilderness of America.

Common Ground: A Turbulent Decade in the Lives of Three American Families

by Lukas, J. Anthony

Two working-class families and a middle-class family in Boston are portrayed, starting with Martin Luther King Jr's assassination. Pulitzer Prize winner.

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